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67 0 March 9, 2018

The Business of Equality

While great progress has been made in strides towards gender equality here in Namibia, the benefits that this human rights issue delivers prove that this is not simply a concern to talk about but one to take action on. The importance and benefits of an equal society has been on the forefront of discussion of late, and as more people understand the importance of gender equality, more organisations start to follow suit.

Gender equality is influenced by society, as many of our ideas about gender have been created by our societies. Therefore to create impactful change, we need to address our conscious and unconscious biases.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Wilhencia Uiras, speaking at the commemoration of International Women’s Day, on the 8th of March, noted that Namibia is ranked among the top African countries that advanced women in politics and decision-making, but there is still much to be done.

Gender equality is influenced by society, as many of our ideas about gender have been created by our societies. Therefore to create impactful change, we need to address our conscious and unconscious biases.

PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwC), is an organization committed to closing the gender gap, not only through staff appointments but also through education that can transcend the office environment and create for impactful change in societies.

Looking at the benefits of equality, the costs of inequality, the root causes of gender inequality, as well as unconscious bias, a Building Gender IQ course, was developed by PwC in partnership with world-class experts.

The 35 minute interactive online course on gender equality, was launched in support of the UN Women created movement, the HeForShe Solidarity Movement. The HeForShe solidarity movement is asking people all over the globe to join in and be counted in the drive towards gender equality.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women says about the course, “Taking this course is an eye opener that broadens the stereotypical ways people usually look at gender. We see this course as a way to spark new conversations, whether in corporate boardrooms or student classrooms or in the houses of governments. We hope this new tool will inspire change among both individuals and organisations.”

Outcomes of taking this online course include finding out about how many of our ideas about gender have been created by our societies and how each time we question an assumption about gender, we contribute to a more equal world.

Bob Moritz, Chairman of PwC International Limited said at the launch of this course, “I would encourage everyone to spread the word, take the course, and turn it into an asset that enables change.”

Take this free online course by clicking on the following link and signing up for a free account : Building Gender IQ

 

 

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